Mediterranean dialogue for waste management governance

Med4Waste aims to facilitate new governance models for integrated and efficient urban waste management
  • Grant agreement ID: C_B.4.2_Med4Waste

  • Total project budget: 1.110.655,24€.

  • Start Date: 01/10/2021

    End Date: 30/09/2023

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Recent research evidences the worrying environmental effects of current production & consumption patterns in the Mediterranean Sea Basin (MSB), further accelerated by climate change impacts exerted by land-use (urbanization, agricultural intensification), pollution and declining biodiversity. In such context,  (WM) policies across the Mediterranean.

In line with the capitalization objectives, this will be achieved through:

1) Building on and improving existing knowledge to foster capitalisation of social innovative, integrated and efficient practices from public, private and social sectors in waste management across the MSB, with special focus on waste prevention, circular economy practices and on the organic component.

2) Offering guidance and training for public administrations and relevant private and social stakeholders, to apply transferring actions and exploitation measures and to support planning, adapting and readdressing of waste management plans, policies and other management actions and normative drivers (regulations, financial plans, service contracts)

3) Supporting dissemination of key results and increase awareness among key stakeholders, promote cross-border and cross-sectorial networking, and foster long-term commitment of decision and policy-makers to promote an environmental, socio-economic and institutional transition towards green growth in MSB.

Med4Waste lays on a strong and experienced partnership composed by 7 organisations from 6 Med countries and reinforced by 3 pools of Associated partners and supporters from the whole Med Basin.

This project is funded by the ENI CBC Med Programme:



The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) supports the development and implementation of this project within the 2030 GreenerMed Agenda. UfM provides regular policy and technical advice and facilitates the integration, coordination and upscaling of the main project activities and outcomes within the relevant UfM Policy Frameworks and beyond, maximising the dissemination of results among UfM countries and stakeholders at Euro-Mediterranean level.

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